From lavish mansions to crystal-clean beaches to tax-free shopping, Delaware is the state that delivers so much adventure in so little time and for such little expense. It is located right in the middle of the action-packed Mid-Atlantic, with easy access from nearby international airports, Interstate 95 and AMTRAK rail lines. Here is what you can get up to in Delaware:
Have an Adventure
Paddle a kayak through the bald cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Swing from the treetops at Go Ape! adventure zip-line course. Explore a scenic wildlife refuge consisting of migratory birds, or take a fishing trip or a paddleboard exploration through Delaware’s peaceful inland bays.
Go on a Tax-free Shopping Spree
Discover how the tax-free advantage gives you more fun for your buck with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets’ brand-name shops, Christiana Mall’s luxury retailers or the artsy boutiques of Delaware’s intimate beach resorts and charming small towns.
Find Some Culture
Go back to the golden age of regal opulence at one of Delaware’s du Pont family mansions – from the endless rooms of antiques at Winterthur to the ornate formal gardens of Nemours. At Hagley Museum, see where the DuPont Co. launched an industrial dynasty at a well-preserved gunpowder-mill village by the banks of the Brandywine, then stroll amid the Wyeths and pre-Raphaelite classics at the Delaware Art Museum.
Explore the historic treasures of Old New Castle or downtown Dover, and you’ll see how Delaware’s Colonial past never really went away. See how airpower helped America to victory at the Air Mobility Command Museum, or discover the fascinating stories of Revolutionary passions told at Delaware’s new National Monument.
Coastal vistas and the soft splendour of gently rolling hills define Delaware’s natural charms, best appreciated at such pristine preserves as Ashland Nature Center, Mount Cuba botanical gardens or along the surf, where it meets the dunes at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Fun fact: The official insect of Delaware is the ladybug
Have a look at this 4 minute video shot in 4K Ultra High Definition if you’d like to see some stylish drone footage of Delaware: